Strangers on the Train - The Key Part 2: The Labyrinth (1993)
Artist: Strangers on the Train Album: The Key Part 2: The Labyrinth Country: UK Genre: Neo-Prog, Progressive Rock Year: 1993 Time: 1:11:58 Format: MP3 320 kbps Size: 166 Mb (+3%)
The tracks are long and generally symphonic, while having a slightly lighter feel than the music of Arena. The album is essentially three long pieces, separated by two shorter tracks. There are noticeable similarities with the music of Arena, with Groom's guitar work often sounding very similar to John Mitchell's. Nolan creates his typical layers of keyboard sounds which provide a solid foundation for the music to be built upon. His playing is however often more up front than it is with Arena, with several synthesiser and piano solos. While his soloing is in the style of Wakeman, and perhaps Emerson, it is not generally quite as strong as those virtuosos. He appears to be at his best, and indeed most comfortable, when he is a significant part of the overall sound, but not the prime focus of it.